{formatting} is for general questions about formatting document elements. Use this tag in addition to other tags specifying what should be formatted. For questions about font attributes (e.g., {bold}, {italic}, {small-caps}, {sans-serif}, {typewriter}), use the appropriate tag instead.

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Fanciest way to include Mathematica code in LaTeX

I am trying to include a Mathematica code in LaTeX. To obtain the Mathematica code I just exported notebook as PDF. I didn't like the way it was included in my TEX code so I just thought of adding a ...
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Formatting section titles

Forgive the stupid simplicity of this question, and please feel free to refer me to an older answer. I'm not quite familiar enough with LaTeX terminology to have found it. All I want to do is set a ...
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set the font family for lstlisting

I have the following set up for my listings : \lstset{basicstyle=\footnotesize,breaklines=true} \lstset{framextopmargin=50pt,frame=bottomline} I would like to change the font family to Courier. ...
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What is the canonical way to redefine the \emph command

Question says it all. What is the best way to redefine the \emph command to be bold font and upright?
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Create fill-in-the-blank version of a document with ability to toggle blanks on and off

I am preparing some lecture notes/slides and would like to efficiently create two versions of the output: a complete version for myself, and a version for my students with certain text replaced with ...
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Paragraph breaks with asterisks

In many books—mostly novels—often some paragraphs will have a blank line between them to indicate a sort of 'pause' in the narration. If one of these blank lines appears at the top or bottom of the ...
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Hiding part of text leaving blank space

I am quite new to LaTeX so my question may be trivial, but I haven't found a good solution so far. I am preparing some lecture notes and I would like to have 2 different versions: one for myself, ...
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Footnote number in braces / parentheses

I have written my dissertation with LaTeX, but my teacher has suggested to put the number of footnotes in braces / parentheses. I thought it would be easy, but I haven't found the answer anywhere! I ...
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Diagonal dots spanning multiple lines/columns of a matrix

I'm filling in large sparse matrices, for example \begin{bmatrix} 0 & -2 & 1 & & -1 & 2 \\ 2 & \ddots & \ddots & \ddots & & -1 \\ ...
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Footnotes layout in multicols environment

I am using the package multicol to typeset a one-column (spanning the entire text width) heading and a two-column main text block. In order to do so, I begin the multicols environment along with the ...
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Separate content from formatting - i.e., “just type”

What exactly does "separate content from formatting (style)" mean? And if it's "necessary", how do I do it practically? After reading many LaTeX documents and TeX Stack Exchange, I keep seeing ...
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How do I insert a border below text?

I want to emulate a feature from a few word processing programs (e.g. Microsoft Word, LibreOffice Writer) where I could (somewhat) arbitrarily insert a bottom border below any text/paragraph. How can ...
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Changing the TOC style of an Article document-class

When typesetting an article documentclass, the sections appear as bold in the table of contents, with no leading dots. I would like to change these to non-bold, and insert some leading dots. I tried ...
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siunitx: aligning numbers by decimal points in tables doesn't work for bolded or italicized numbers

This is a follow-up question for Aligning numbers by decimal points in table columns. User lockstep provided this solution: \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{S[table-format=3.2]} ...
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Layouting the index-page

I'm using \printindex for my index and I wonder how to have bold page numbers ordering by first character of the indexed word and have dots in between the name and page number like A Apple ...
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An improved \rowstyle that takes the cell contents as an argument

It is possible to format the column entries of a tabular in an argument-style fashion using the lrbox environment to store the column cell in a box (say) \mybox; and supply \mybox as an argument to ...
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How can I get \maketitle to create a separate title page with the article class?

I am working on a maths assignment and new to using LaTeX. I have written the assignment up but I would like the title page to be its own page. Currently my title page is a few lines generated by ...
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Formatting each part/section/subsection

Are there some magic lines to be placed in the preamble that would, like in CSS, specify how each generic section or subsection in the whole document should be formatted?
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Make volume bold in custom bibliography style .bst

Since I could not find the style that met my teacher's requirements for the bibliography I have to do, I created my own bst with latex makebst on my mac. I had chosen to make the volume bold but it ...
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How to color digits with the listings package

For my project, I've been using the listings package in order to color the keywords, comments, strings, and digits in the code. The thing is, I've managed to color the keywords, comments and strings, ...
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Multiple footnotes at one point

I'm trying to create multiple footnotes referencing from one point, that look like this: lorem1,2 Searching for "multiple footnotes" shows up almost exclusively solutions for multiple references ...
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Making a LaTeX document appear as though it were typeset in MS Word

I am typesetting a document in LaTeX for which I have been given exact specifications that are intended for an MS Word-processed document (single-sided, single-spaced, 0.75 inch margins, no more than ...
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Sloppy \left and \right?

The \left and \right commands often produce improvidently large delimiters. It almost always looks better to use delimiters that are just slightly too small than delimiters that are too large. With ...
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How to change the way theorems are displayed?

I am in the process of writing a large document containing some theorems, lemma, and propositions. Currently, I am using packages amsmath and amsthm. I defined my own environment for theorems by ...
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How to make the optional title of a theorem bold with amsthm?

I use the code mentioned in Title of the theorem: \begin{theorem}[The title] Some statement \end{theorem} However with amsthm the optional title -- above: "The title" -- is neither bold nor italic, ...
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How to format an inline source code

I have a document where I quiet often refer to source code element, such as class names, I wanted to format these strings differently, but at the beginning I didn't want to fiddle with various options ...
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typesetting different characters with different colors in a DNA sequence

I have created a macro which I used to format DNA sequences, as they should be in the monospaced font and uppercased: \newcommand{\DNA}[1]{\texttt{\uppercase{#1}}} Now I have a column with some ...
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Formatting arrows between rows of corresponding matrices

Some material I'm creating requires output that looks like this: (note the position of the arrows). I'm using the following code (with the AMS macros) to generate this, and I'm looking for ...
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Is there a ready solution to typeset a diff file?

In a text about Git I want to typeset diffs similar to this visualization: Commit details on GitHub. Is there any ready-made solution to that, especially the coloring of the diff lines? (In other ...
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Multiple authors in one row with refmark, multiple affiliations in separated columns in another row

I wonder how we can list author names in the following format in LaTeX. I have 5 authors with 3 different affiliations. I am trying to list all author names with refmark in one row, and 3 ...
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Formatting the title of the TOC

I would like for example to have a bold Arial like font and a red color for the title of the table of contents, and also I would like to change this title to for example "Another title for the table ...
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What measure can we use by LaTeX to control the print budget

I found there are so much excellent answer to questions about how to product high quality typesetting output. But I wonder how to save ink with LaTeX. What we need to think about to manage cost. page ...
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Maintaining structure Workbook style

--Revised-- I am looking at a math workbook for teenagers. This one has the following structure: 1.Main Chapter 1.1 Subchapter 1.11 Task 1 a) problem 1 b) problem 2 c) problem ...
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Define an “escape underscore” environment

I am writing a text document in LaTeX where I need a lot a words with underscores: foo_bar_1, more_bar_2_long_expression_3. I know about the underscore package, but for some reason the [strings] ...
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Changing the formatting of equation numbers

How can I change equation numbering so that the chapter number is outside the parenthesis like this: 1(1) instead of (1.1)
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mdframed-Put something on the start of one vertical left rule

I would like to obtain something like in the following picture (I've put Z! instead of the danger symbol). In the following code, I would like to put the danger symbol on the vertical rule. I ...
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format special words in text

Is it possible and furthermore constructive to make LaTeX automatically format specific words in specific way? Let's say, for example, I'd like to have every occurrence of the word "hello" in a bold ...
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Listings language definition keyword suffixes

I'm trying to create a listings language definition for ARM assembly and many of the instructions have prefixes/suffixes (i.e. BGT, BLE, BNE, BEQ branch instructions). Is there a way to define B with ...
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Formating captions in longtable tables

I'm typesetting my dissertation using Springer's svmono class. The class defines its own formatting of table and figure captions. I have a couple of multipage tables which I typesetted using longtable ...
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Bibliography with biblatex: how to achieve bold labels using the authoryear-style?

I am currently writing my thesis with LaTeX using biblatex for citations and bibliography. I try to match a formal request regarding the first part of the bibliographic entries which have to look like ...
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Thesis running problem in KILE

I'm using KILE editor. There is no problem when I run others .tex article in Kile. But problem is when I run a thesis article in KILE. This thesis article is running fine in WinEdt. ...
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What's the correct use of \author when multiple authors?

Working on a project, the article we are writing is written by me and someone else. How should I fill the \author? What about \author{LASTNAME1, FIRSTNAME1 \& LASTNAME2, FIRSTNAME2}? It doesn't ...
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Can a table include a horizontal dashed line?

In a normal table, you can use the \hline command to draw a horizontal line. I am trying to make this line a dashed horizontal line. I have found the package dashrule via this answer, but this only ...
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What is the Necessity of $…$ Around Numbers?

I typed up an assignment with a lot of numbers in LaTeX and turned it in to my adviser. When he returned it to me with some corrections, one of which was a lot of $ around my numbers. I understand ...
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How do I get “et al.” to appear in italics when using \textcite or \citeauthor with biblatex

I'm using biblatex with the chem-rsc package option. I sometimes make use of the \textcite{<key>} or \citeauthor{<key>} commands to put the authors' name into text. When there are many, ...
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Calculate prices

I want to calculate prices in a LaTex file. This means I want to add two numbers with exactly 2 decimal places and I want to multiply these values by an integer. An other thing is the output format. ...
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Format a verbatim paragraph

How can I format a verbatim paragraph? I.e. break, fill and join input lines to produce globally balanced output with the lengths of each line approaching the target \textwidth as closely as possible. ...
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Better way to display long division?

I'm currently in the process of trying to create a worksheet for my students with long division problems for them to practice. Unfortunately, the best I've been able to come up with so far in terms of ...
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Automatically bold first sentence of a floats caption

How to bold automatically the first sentence of the float caption and second sentence is normal? \begin{figure}[t] \centering \caption{First sentence. Second sentence.} \end{figure} Output should ...
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How to type a Backus-Naur form in LaTeX

I need to type Backus-Naur form in LaTeX document. I found several packages on CTAN: ebnf seems to not work with TeXLive 2009 latex-bnf does not align the declaration, etc. There is a module for ...